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Literature Worksheet 3 | Class X CBSE

Updated: May 7, 2021

Solve the important questions given in the worksheet

Q1. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow :


He dropped his legs to stand on the green sea. His legs sank into it. He screamed with fright and attempted to rise again flapping his wings. But he was tired and weak with hunger and he could not rise, exhausted by the strange exercise. His feet sank into the green sea, and then his belly touched it and he sank no further. He was floating on it, and around him his family was screaming, praising him and their beaks were offering him scraps of dog fish.


(i) Why could „he‟ not rise ?

(ii) When did „he‟ get over his fear of the water ?

(iii) Why was his family praising him ?

(iv) Find out a word from the passage which means the same as „tired out‟.


Q 2. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow :

To enhance the image of this long awaited friend in my imagination, I don‟t want to got down the facts in this diary the way most people would do, but I want the diary to be my friend, and I‟m going to call this friend „Kitty‟. Since no one would understand a word of my stories to kitty if I were to plunge right in, I,d better provide a brief sketch of my life, much as I dislike doing so.

(a) Why does Anne call her a long awaited friend ?

(b) Why does she name her diary Kitty‟ ?

(c) How does she want to begin her diary ?

(d) Find out a word from the extract which means the same as ''to increase to improve‟.


Q3. Read the following extracts carefully and complete the sentences answer the questions by writing the options that you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.


But he's locked in a concrete cell,

His strength behind bars,

Stalking the length of his cage,

Ignoring visitors.


(a) The word ''he‟ refers to __

(i) leopard (ii) tiger

(ii) lion (iv) elephant


(b) The beast ignores the visitors because he considers them his _

(i) friends (ii) protectors

(iii) enemies (iv) none of the above


(c) Trace a word from the passage which means the same as ''energy‟ :

(i) stalking (ii) strength

(iii) concrete (iv) ignoring


Q4. I am an orphan, roaming the street.

I pattern soft dust with my hushed, bare feet.

The silence is golden, the freedom is sweet.


(a) Do you think the child is orphan ? Why ? Why not ?

(i) No. because she is a girl

(ii) No, because she is roaming the street

(iii) No, because her mother is always scolding her

(iv) No, because she is free to move anywhere.


(b) She wants to be an orphan -

(i) to walk on dust

(ii) to move every where freely

(iii) to walk barefeet

(iv) to walk with her friends.


(c) She wants to live -

(i) with her friends

(ii) with no noise around

(iii) with no one to look after her

(iv) with no lights in the street


Q5. Answer any three of the following questions in 40-50 words each.


(a) What ideals does Nelson Mandela set for the future of South Africa ?

(b) Why is the black aeroplane called strange ?

(c) Why was Mr. Keesing annoyed with Anne ?

(d) How did Wanda describe her dresses ?



Q6. Answer the following question in about 80 words.


(a) Give the character sketch of Wanda.

(b) Give the character sketch of Lencho.


Q7. Answer the following question in about 80 words.


(a) How does Ausable manage to make Max believe that there is a balcony attached to the room ? ( This is out of syllabus for 2020-21 session)


(b) Give the character sketch of griffin.


Q.8. Answer the following in about 40-50 words each :


(a) Why was Mr. Herriot shocked at Tricki' s appearance ?

(b) Why did Hari Singh come back to Anil ?



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